I was having a conversation with my therapist last night and she told me about this analogy that blew my mind 🤯
Before I tell you what it is, I want to explain the reason for the analogy.
In life we are always juggling things:
Making sure everyone is happy
But what do we do...
when the juggling gets too much?
when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders?
when you feel like you could fall apart at any moment? What do we let go of?
What my therapist said was this,
We are always juggling 2 types of balls. Glass balls and rubber balls.
Glass ones will break if you drop them
Rubber ones will bounce back
The glass balls are the ones that are your non-negotiable. The ones that you HAVE to prioritize.
The rubber ones? Yeah they’ll be ok if drop them. Because you can pick them back up if/when you’re ready.
So, which balls of yours that you are carrying can you let fall? And which ones do you need to focus more on?
Maybe there’s a toxic friendship you can let go of.
Maybe there’s family conflict that you can choose to stay out of.
Maybe you need to stop worrying about everyone else all the time and focus on YOU for once.
Maybe you need to start taking care of yourself more.
So, what did you think of this analogy?? So good right??